Windstream Affordable Connectivity Program

Windstream Affordable Connectivity Program

Kinetic By Windstream Provides high-speed internet in affordable price through Affordable Connectivity Program. Our government also realizes the importance of affordable internet. So, government tries to make internet affordable to low-income people. And this vital need of affordable internet is the main cause for the creation of Affordable Connectivity program. Kinetic by Windstream also thinks that it is their responsibility to help Govrernment to achieve the goal. So, kinetic by Windstream takes necessary steps to make high-speed internet affordable to all the people of the country.

Why You Choose Kinetic by Windstream High-speed Internet

Kinetic by Windstream offers various plans that have a variety of speed-based tiers start from 100 MBPs up to 2 Gig. And The infrastructure of the internet is also Fiber-based and ensures that most of the Windstream service areas are covered with high-speed internet. You can choose a speed tier that is best for you.

Kinetic by Windstream internet has no data cap. You can enjoy unlimited internet with all the plans. You can stream movies, play games online, video chat with dear ones, and do more with unlimited internet.

With the Kinetic by Windstream internet, you are not bound to any annual contract. You only have to pay on a month to month basis. Windstream’s contract free internet plans are really good for anyone who wants to be free from any binding or contract.

Windstream offers a 30 day money back guarantee. So you have the liberty to take a final decision about purchasing Windstream internet. You have 30 days in your hand to decide.

Windstream has a helpful Customer service team. With the help of this team you can use internet as easily as possible. The team is always ready to serve you with technological and networking issues.

With the Affordable Connectivity Program, Kinetic by Windstream has offered a discount of up to $30 for ACP eligible households(non-Tribal) and $75 For ACP eligible Households (Tribal). The eligibility to get discount depends on some criteria. They are thoroughly discussed below.

Eligibility Requirements for Kinetic by Windstream Affordable Connectivity Program

The following criteria are needed to show that you are eligible for the Windstream Affordable Connectivity Program.

Eligibility based on your Income

you are considered as eligible for the Windstream Affordable Connectivity Program if your or your household’s annual income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Participation Based Eligibility

Participation based eligibility is determined by the participation in the Federal Government Assistance Programs. If you or one of your household members participates in one or more of the following government assistance programs, then you are eligible to apply for the Windstream Affordable Connectivity Program.

  1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  2. Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  3. Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA).
  4. Veterans Pension or Survivors Benefit.
  5. Medicaid.
  6. Free or Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision Schools in the 2021- 2022, 2020-2021, or 2019-2020, School year.
  7. Achieve a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year.
  8. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC (Women, infants and children).

Eligibility Through Tribal Assistance Program participation

If you or your household live in the qualifying Tribal Lands, and your or your household’s income equals to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if you or one of your household member takes part in the following programs:

  1. Any of the above mentioned Federal Assistance Programs.
  2. Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance.
  3. Tribal Temporary Assistance for needy families (TANF).
  4. Head Start (Only households meeting the income qualifying standard). 
  5. Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

Already have lifeline benefits? you will be eligible

Lifeline is a benefit program of the US government and it is maintained by Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Lifeline has a vital role in making the communication services cheap and affordable to low-income people. If you are a beneficier of lifeline program, then you are automatically qualify for the Windstream Affordable Connectivity Program. To know details of the Affordable Connectivity Program, you can visit: “affordableconnectivity.gov/how-to-apply/show-you-qualify”.

To Continue with the Windstream Affordable Connectivity Program , You Must Accept these Rules

  1. You must use your Windstream ACP Benefits at least once a month, or you will be de enrolled from the program.
  2. Your Windstream ACP benefits are non-transferable . That means you have no right to transfer your Windstream ACP benefits to another individual or household, although they are eligible for the ACP.
  3. If you are eligible for the Windstream ACP, only then apply for it. 
  4. Submit necessary documents to prove your eligibility for the program.
  5. Only one Windstream ACP benefit is permitted per household.
  6. You must recertify each year to prove that you are still eligible for the Windstream ACP Benefit.

Note: The Affordable Connectivity Program will stop accepting new applications and enrollments on February 7, 2024. So consumers must be approved and enrolled with a service provider by 11:59 p.m ET on February 7th to receive the ACP benefits. The existing ACP beneficiaries will continue to receive their ACP benefits for at least April 2024. This date is an estimate and may change.

Application Process for Windstream ACP: Step by Step

  • Step 1: Apply online and fill out the national Verifier Form. To do so you need to go to : “affordableconnectivity.gov/how-to-apply/”. After applying if your application is approved, then you will receive an approval status of “Qualified”, from the “acpbenefit.org”.
  • Step 2: Now fill up the kinetic by Windstream ACP form with the information that you have submitted when applied for the National verifier form. The information must match exactly the previous information you have given in the national verifier form. You should do it to prevent delay to add credits applied to your Windstream account. Here is a tip for you. Please take a screen shot of the information you have submitted in the national verifier form and use it to fill up the Windstream ACP form to get an exact match.
  • Step 3: Now you have to submit your qualified Application ID and matched information via the kinetic Windstream ACP. 
  • Step 4: Once your submission is processed and credits applied, you will receive an email confirmation from Kinetic by Windstream.
  • Step 5: Credits to your Kinetic by Windstream account will appear on your next internet bill.

Please note: Kinetic by Windstream will contact you via phone or email to deal any kind of issues about your claim of affordable Connectivity Program credits. If you have any inquiry , please contact: 1-800-347-1991.

Renew Your Windstream ACP Each year

It is important to renew your Windstream ACP service each year. It is for you have to show that you are still eligible for the Windstream Affordable Connectivity Program.

Needed Document for Submit Application to Windstream ACP

  1. Documents to prove that you or one member of your household has taken part in the Federal Government Assistance Programs.
  2. An approval or benefits letter for SNAP or Medicaid.
  3. Survivors Benefits Summary letter.
  4. A screen shot of the online portal also do.

Check that your Documents have the following information:

  • Your name, or your dependent’s name.
  • The name of the qualifying Program.
  • The name of the government, or Tribal Agency that issued the document.
  • An issued date within the last 12 months or a future expiration date.

if your dependent participated in a program that is education related

  1. A document from the school or school district that shows a member of your household receives free or reduced-price School Lunch or School Breakfast for the current year or school year immediately preceding the application.
  2. A document to show that the student is enrolled in a CEP school for the relevant school year.
  3. A written letter from the student’s school or Department of Education to show that the student has received a Pell Grant for the current award year.

If you qualify through income

If you qualify through income then you have to submit the following documents as proof:

  1. Prior year’s State, federal, or Tribal Tax Return.
  2. Social Security Benefit statement.

Your documents must have the following information:

  • Your name , or your dependent’s name.
  • Current Income information.
  • If you submit pay stubs, then you have to submit three consecutive months of pay stubs.
  • An issued date within the last twelve months, or prior year Tax document.

Proof of your address

To prove your address is valid, you have to submit these documents:

  1. A map that shows your physical address or location .
  2. Official documents that show your name and address.

Examples of such Documents are:

  • Government, Military, State, or Tribal ID.
  • Driver’s License.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Certificate of US citizenship ort naturalization.
  • Permanent Resident card or Green Card.
  • Government Assistance Program Document.

Proof of SSN4 or Tribal ID

If you provide your full Tribal ID or the last four digits of your social security number, then you have to submit official documents that have:

  1. Your First and Last Name.
  2. The last 4 digits of your Social Security Number or your full Tribal ID.

Examples of such Documents:

  • Social Security Card.
  • Prior year’s Tax Return, or w-2.
  • Government Assistance Program Document.
  • Taxpayer Identification Document.
  • Unemployment/Worker’s Compensation Statement.

To prove your Identity

To prove your Identity, you have to submit the following Documents:

  1. Government , Military , State, or Tribal ID.
  2. Driver’s License.
  3. Government Assistance Program Document.
  4. Birth Certificate.
  5. Social Security Card.
  6. Prior year’s Tax Return, or w-2.

Your Submitted Document must have the following information:

  • Your First and Last Name.
  • Date of Birth.
  • The last 4 digits of your social Security number, or your full Tribal ID.

You also have to prove that you are alive

To prove that you are alive, you have to submit a document that:

  • Confirms your First and Last Name.
  • Shows life activity within the last three months.

Examples of such Documents:

  1. Government Assistance Program Documents.
  2. Current Utility Bill.
  3. Current Income statement such as a pay stub.
  4. Current mortgage or lease statement.
  5. Current Retirement/ Pension Statement of benefits.
  6. Current Unemployment Statement of Benefits.

Kinetic by Windstream works to make internet affordable for low-income people of the country. For this reason they give mentionable discount on their plans through Affordable Connectivity Program. You can receive your ACP discount for any of these plans. Kinetic by Windstream gives a discount of Up to $30 for the eligible households(Non-Tribal) and $75 for eligible Tribal households.

How to Check the Status of Your Kinetic by Windstream Application

Just go to: “my.gokinetic.com/consumer/acp/statuscheckform”. Then enter your Application ID and last name and submit it.

Windstream ACP Internet Plans

1. Kinetic Internet

This plan has maximum download speed of up to 100 MBPs and cost $39.99 per month. The plan is for 12 months and auto pay is required. With Windstream ACP you have to pay Just $9.99 per month if you are from an eligible Non Tribal household and It is totally free for eligible Tribal Households.

2. Kinetic Fiber

This plan has a maximum download speed of 500 MBPs and cost $39.99 per month. The plan is for 12 months and auto pay is required. With Windstream ACP, the plan is available for $9.99 per month for eligible Non-Tribal households and absolutely free for eligible Tribal Households.

3. Kinetic Fiber

with this high-speed internet plan, you get a maximum speed of 1 Gig and it costs $69.99 per month. The duration of the plan is 12 months and auto pay is required. With the Windstream ACP you have to pay only $39.99 per month for this awesome plan if you are from an eligible non-Tribal household and the plan is absolutely free for Tribal households.

4. Kinetic Fiber

You get a maximum speed of 2 Gig with this internet plan offered by Windstream. The plan costs $169.99 per month. The plan is for 12 months and auto pay is required. If you are a Windstream ACP consumer from a non Tribal household, you have to pay $139.99 per month, and if you are from a Tribal household, you have to pay $94.99 per month. The plan is a little bit expensive, but considering the provided internet speed, the plan is really a good one.

With the purchase of high–speed Internet Package by Windstream, you get a $200 Kinetic Visa Prepaid card. To get this $200 visa prepaid card, you must be a new customer and confirms that you do not have received Kinetic by Windstream internet service within the last 30 days. Local, state or Federal Government accounts are not eligible to get this offer.

Kinetic by Windstream Serves 18 states of the United states

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.

You can Contact Windstream by Phone, Here is Given the Contact Details

  • Account Support: (800)347-1991
    • Availability: Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm(ET). Sat: 8:30 am-5 pm (ET).
  • Service Support: (800)347-1991.
    • Availability: 24/7.
  • Financial : (800)537-7755.
    • Availability: Mon-Fri: 8:00 am -6 pm. Sat: 8:30 am- 5:00 pm (ET).
  • Sales: (888)664-0841.
    • Availability: Mon-Fri : 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.
    • Sat: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm.(ET).
    • Sun: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm (ET)
  • Order Update: (800)481-5441.
    • Availability: Mon- Fri: 8:00 am -6:00 pm

Sat: Closed.

It is obvious that high speed internet is essential to cope with today’s latest technology. If you like to stream movies, play online games or just chat with friends, then you need high-speed internet connection to do these works perfectly. Kinetic by Windstream gives us the opportunity to afford high–speed internet in a very cheap price with Windstream Affordable Connectivity program. For eligible Tribal households, most of the plans are absolutely free. We should use this opportunity given by Windstream to make our daily life easy, flexible and also enjoyable.